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Uber and Lyft Accidents

Accident Word on a Dictionary If you have been involved in an accident with Uber or Lyft, we are experienced attorneys with over 50 years combined experience helping car accident passengers, drivers, and pedeestirans recover millions for our clients.

Do not speak with an Uber or Lyft adjuster before you talk to an experienced lawyer about your case. They are not out for your best interest. That is not their job. However, looking out for all of your interests is our job and we take it very seriously. Most of the clients we help have either been represented by us in the past or have been referred to us by satisfied clients.

Uber and Lyft drivers carry substantial insurance policies so we can make certain that when you are injured as a result of their negligence, you get great medical care so you can get back on your feet while being compensated for all of your damages including pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of earnings, and medical bills.

You must remember that although Uber and Lyft have fulfilled a much needed service, they still have many problems. Although most of their drivers are safe and responsible people, they often get into accidents when they are on the road for too many hours or they have driven into unfamiliar areas of the state.

If you are an Uber driver, your insurance coverage may or may not cover you depending upon the situation at the time of the accident. However, the Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth will work hard to make sure that you receive all the compensation you are entitled to.

Insurance Coverage in California for Rideshare Companies Including Uber and Lyft

Please note the amount of insurance is dependent upon what stage the rideshare driver is in at the time of the accident.

Stage 1 – when the rideshare app is off, the driver’s personal insurance is active, which is supposed to meet California minimum automobile insurance requirements of $15,000.00 bodily injury per person, $30,000.00 bodily injury per accident, $5,000.00 of property damage per accident.

Stage 2 – if the rideshare app is on, but the driver hasn’t been paired with a passenger, California law requires $50,000.00 bodily injury coverage per person in an accident, $100,000.00 of bodily injury coverage per accident, $25,000.00 of property damage coverage per accident.

During this period, the rideshare company must also have $200,000.00 in excess insurance. This applies only when the app is on but the driver has not yet been matched with a passenger.

Stage 3 – Once the driver has been paired with the passenger and is picking up the passenger or during rides, the rideshare company is required to carry a $1, 000,000.00 liability policy in California.

Remember that it is important to talk to an experienced attorney before the rideshare company’s insurance adjuster talks with you. Call our office for a free initial consultation. It would be our pleasure to assist you.

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Highly recommend anyone that is looking to find an excellent injury attorney- go to the man Bruce Meth. Him and his colleague Jared Leuck work very hard and I’m very, very happy with the outcome of my case. My mother has been a client as well and we definitely recommend them. Some of the finest attorneys in San Diego! Jackie S.
Caring, honest accident lawyers are hard to find. After my incident involving an underinsured driver, Bruce Meth worked diligently on my case and achieved a very satisfactory result. Attorney Meth listened to my concerns, clearly explained my options, and kept me informed about progress on my case. I recommend him (five stars!) without reservation. Christine B.
Bruce and his staff are excellent in the way they handled my case. They were quick, efficient, and outstanding. Bruce communicated throughout the case and we got satisfaction for our car crash settlement. Bruce was there for us when we needed a skilled attorney to help us navigate through all the legalese and situations that arose during the entire process. We would recommend Bruce Meth for anyone who has a personal injury case. Dean F.
The service provided by all the staff at the office off attorney Bruce Meth was exceptional. They made me feel at peace when I was in one of the most stressful moment of my life, I received periodical phone calls and e-mails to check on me and to see how the treatment was working out for me. Mr Bruce explained everything in terms that I could understand and made me and my husband feel like family. I couldn’t be more happy of the outcome of my case, he worked hard to get me the best settlement possible. Marya L.
Jared Leuck handled my auto accident case in a professional and expedient fashion. When we first met, I was unsure whether I should proceed on my own or use his services. He objectively and accurately explained to pros and cons of each option. Shortly thereafter I enlisted his services. I am so happy I did. All through the process, he patiently took the time to explain each step. I was extremely satisfied with the outcome of the experience. I appreciate his diligent efforts and highly recommend him. Donald H.